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Which Window Treatments Look Best From Outside?

June 19, 2017

As a savvy Seattle homeowner, you buy window treatments based on what they can add to your home’s interior. But have you ever thought about which window treatments look best from outdoors, and which ones can give your home some added curb appeal?

Below are our best recommendations for window treatments that look great both outside and in.

Plantation Shutters Offer Top Curb Appeal

Shutters are perfect for improving your curb appeal because they’re so easy to see from outside. With their bright, solid lines and pronounced louvers, shutters “pop” more than other window treatments, and complement just about any style of building. With the bright whites from Polywood® plantation shutters or nature-inspired looks of Ovation® wood shutters, they can be a great counterpoint to any kind of siding, from wood siding to brick to shingle style siding.

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Shutters are able to give you a consolidated look across all your windows. If your window treatments are all wildly different you could end up with a messy look, so being able to use the same window treatments across all those windows is a great benefit. Our shutters are custom made to fit any style and shape of window, so you can get a tight, even look no matter what.

Finally, shutters are super durable and easy to clean, so you won’t have to worry about them looking dingy, faded or dusty in the window like you would with a fabric window covering.

Exterior view of shutters Seattle home 

Shades In Seattle Open Up Your Color Palette

Though they may not offer the same “pop” as shutters do, shades’ biggest benefits are their clean, solid look and ability to color match. If you have an incredibly particular color combo that you want to stick to across every party of your home – shades are the window treatment for you. With nearly endless options in colors and textures, shades are one of the most versatile options.

Don’t forget that shades need a little more upkeep to maintain their pristine looks. As time passes, they can wrinkle, fold, fade and stain, which can make them lose any appeal they had. Also be aware of how silhouettes will cast on them at night when you have the lights on indoors.

Beautify Your Home Inside and Out With New Window Treatments

If you’re ready to make both your home’s interior and exterior look even better with shutters, drapes or shades, call Sunburst today at 360-464-2277. We’ll walk you through all of your options, and help you find your perfect window treatment.